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Re: Questions about notho breeding
> Hi Robert you said. In 35 years of breeding annuals, I still rarely find
> more than an egg or 2 in peat. If you only see one or two eggs you need
> more light or better glasses.
At my age, a big magnifier helps a lot, as does a 100W halogen reading lamp
right across the bowl from my viewing position. A smoothly-rounded white
bowl shows the golden eggs rather well if light is strong enough and the
peat is spread out (a little at a time) to allow light to reflect through
them from the bowl.
A light table works even better, but I no longer have that luxury.
I once tested my technique by burying a single egg in new, damp peat. I
found I could locate it in 90% of trials in under 10 minutes. [It was a dark
SA Annual egg that tended to collect peat particles, so a pretty tough test.]
The test is of interest if you want to find a technique that works best for you.
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